Biography

I am an Associate Professor at the Wilkes Honors College of Florida Atlantic University where I’ve been since 2005. My research tends to fall into one of three areas, political economy, industrial organization and entrepreneurship, although I’ve also done some pedagogical work.

Before coming to the Honors College, I held tenured appointments at Monash University and in the Business School of the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University), both in Melbourne, Australia.  In addition to working in Australia, I studied and/or taught in France, including the Université de Lyon II and Université Catholique de Lyon. I carried out research as a Fulbright Scholar at Uppsala University in Sweden and later as a postdoc at City University Stockholm. I also held a visiting position at University College Cork, Ireland and taught at the Singapore Institute of Management in Singapore as part of a joint degree program with RMIT.

I received my PhD and MA at George Mason University, where my dissertation research was supervised by Tyler Cowen, Richard Wagner, Tom R. Burns and the Nobel Laureate, James Buchanan. I also completed an MAE degree at the University of Michigan and my BS at Northern Michigan University, in beautiful Marquette, MI.

In addition to my research and teaching, I’ve had considerable experience in administration and program development. I served as the founding Director of FAU’s Honors Summer Institute, a science-oriented program established in collaboration with the renowned Scripps Research Institute. Previous to that, I was specifically tasked to inaugurate and direct RMIT’s new Honors Degree program in Economics and Finance; this is a highly intensive one-year stand-alone degree program developed from the ground up. I have also done business consulting and am a partner in a small property development company.